Amazon have unveiled its eighth generation fulfillment center, which utilizes robotics at the heart of their operations.
Amazon had spent $775 million acquiring Kiva Systems in 2012 and now we get to see the fruits of their investments.
The company has 15,000 Kiva robots operating in 10 new facilities across the US. It has also revealed the Robo-Stow, one of Earth’s largest robotic arms for moving vast quantities of inventory.
Amazon says the new fulfilment centers also feature new vision systems that can unload and receive an entire trailer of inventory in as little as 30 minutes instead of hours.
The new systems also include new graphically orientated computer systems to help the remaining humans to fulfill customer orders.
“The Amazon fulfillment teams are dedicated to innovating in our fulfillment centers to increase speed of delivery while enabling greater local selection at lower costs for our customers. The advancements in our latest fulfillment centers hit all three of these customer desires while continuing to provide a work environment that is great for employees,” said Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of worldwide operations and customer service.